"This book captures the vitality and theoretical innovation at work in the field. It explains new 'theorizations' of rural life, landscape, and work and leisure over the last 10 years. The three main sections are devoted to: key approaches to the sociology of rural knowledge, spatial, social, economic, resources, planning, key theoretical coordinates in survey of the state of the area, and 'new ruralities,' new formulations of rural citizenship and social movements."
Handbook of Rural Studies attempts to
address that question by bringing together scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to consider key approaches, theoretical
developments, and contemporary conditions in rural communities. The editors contend
there is revival afoot, and their aim is to convey what they see as new
intellectual excitement and heightened relevance of rural studies. The 35
diverse essays include work by scholars trained in sociology, geography,
"SAGE Handbooks set a standard amongst compendia for fields within the social sciences...The book is well produced and includes an excellent index..one that will prove useful to graduate students..."
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